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SOUTH AFRICA/UK. Travel retail products, services and technology company Tourvest Retail Services has launched a new range of in-flight food and beverage products with strong sustainability credentials. The range includes brands such as Toast Ale, Playin Choc, Scrapples, Bacardi and MOTH Drinks.

British brand Toast Ale has brought its best-selling Session IPA beer, which is produced from surplus fresh bread. All profits from the brand are donated to charities.

New drinks purchased by Tourvest – including Toast IPA Session (left) and MOTH [which stands for Mix of Total Happiness] Margarita – are now available on in-flight menus

An all-natural apple and mango crunchy snack produced by another British brand, Scrapples, is also on the menu. Tourvest noted that up to 40% of all fruit and vegetables grown in the UK are wasted, but Scrapples is trying to change that. The brand uses “wonky” fruit in its recipes to help reduce this waste.

Also new is Playin Choc, which makes vegan, organic, and allergy-free chocolate with just three ingredients — cocoa, vanilla, and coconut.

The Playin Choc Dinosaur ToyChoc box (pictured above) contains two individually wrapped dairy-free organic chocolates, a buildable 3D cardboard puzzle toy and a fun facts card.

Tourvest has also developed the gluten-free Plowman’s Snack Box. Each packet contains artisan crackers hand-baked in England, Applewood and Ilchester cheese spreads and Wiltshire Country Garden chutney.

Also included are air-dried slices of beef, while vegetarians can enjoy an option with pickled pickles. Each box contains a fully compostable and biodegradable wrapped knife.

Two pre-mixed cocktails – the 125ml MOTH Margarita and the 250ml Bacardi Mojito – have been introduced as part of the new in-flight drinks menu.

The vegetarian version of Tourvest’s new gluten-free Plowman’s Snack Box

Michelle Green, Director of Business Development, Strategy and Innovation at Tourvest, said: “As part of Tourvest Retail Services’ strategy, we take sustainability and the impact of plastic on our environment very seriously.

“Our buyers, led by Michael Berridge, work closely with our suppliers to reduce the impact on the planet while delivering solutions and products that taste great.”

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